Repenting

Acts 20:21 Solemnly testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance unto God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Mark 1:15b Repent and believe in the gospel.

Acts 26:20 But declared both to those in Damascus first and in Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea and to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

Fellowship to help us know Christ and pursue Him

As used in Mark 1:15, the word “repent” literally means to think differently afterward, that is, to have a change of mind. To repent is to have a change of mind with regret for the past and with a turn for the future.

So, on the negative side, we repent not only of sins and wrongdoings, but we also repent of the world and its corruption that usurp and corrupt us; we also repent of our God-forsaking life in the past. On the positive side, to repent is to turn to God in every way and in everything for fulfilling His purpose in making mankind. This is a “repentance unto God”; it is to “repent and turn to God”.

Now we’re going to ask you to consider these very personal questions for yourself… What are you living for? Are you living for God?

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